Posts Tagged: Holtorf

Time travel

In his recent article, Holtorf (2010) discusses the possibility of time travel and its significance to experiencing the past. Holtorf proposes that the possibility of time travel is solely dependent on the definition of the presence, the past, and the

Time travel

In his recent article, Holtorf (2010) discusses the possibility of time travel and its significance to experiencing the past. Holtorf proposes that the possibility of time travel is solely dependent on the definition of the presence, the past, and the

Context vs Convention

Cornelius Holtorf states that objects are not old or authentic as such, but are made authentic “through particular, contextual conditions and processes taking place in the present” (2005: 119-121). One frustrating point about Holtorf’s reasoning is that he never mentions

Context vs Convention

Cornelius Holtorf states that objects are not old or authentic as such, but are made authentic “through particular, contextual conditions and processes taking place in the present” (2005: 119-121). One frustrating point about Holtorf’s reasoning is that he never mentions

Tourist theory, authenticity, and archaeology

Tourism is widely acknowledged as a modern phenomenon (Culler 1990; Enzensberger 1996; Gemünden 1996; MacCannell 1989†), and theoretical discussion of the tourist and tourism probably started as early as in the 1950s (Enzensberger 1996). Even though the beginning of tourism

Tourist theory, authenticity, and archaeology

Tourism is widely acknowledged as a modern phenomenon (Culler 1990; Enzensberger 1996; Gemünden 1996; MacCannell 1989†), and theoretical discussion of the tourist and tourism probably started as early as in the 1950s (Enzensberger 1996). Even though the beginning of tourism

Authenticity

This fall I will start writing my master’s thesis and the topic will be authenticity. I must say that I haven’t yet had a chance to take a look at what has been written on the topic in archaeology, nor

Authenticity

This fall I will start writing my master’s thesis and the topic will be authenticity. I must say that I haven’t yet had a chance to take a look at what has been written on the topic in archaeology, nor